On-Board Computer Emulator Development Targeting Field Programmable Gate Arrays
The brain of any embedded system is its Processor. The most important component of a Spacecraft is its On-Board
Computer (OBC) or its Central Processing Unit. Since it is the most critical unit of the entire satellite, rigorous testing of its
hardware and software is very important. An hardware emulator based software testing, is the best test method in terms of test
coverage, testing speed and closeness to actual scenario. In this paper, the author presents the design for a hardware emulator,
that can be used to test the software for a LEON-3 based On-Board Computer.
Keywords— Hardware Emulator, LEON-3, GRLIB, On-Board Computer